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problem, ask your doctor if pradaxa can reduce your risk of a stroke. >> pelley: across britain today, more than 100,000 teachers and government workers went on a one-day strike to protest government budget cutting, including deep cuts in pensions. the streets of london were jammed for hours. most folks were peaceful, but 35 were arrested. the negotiations over the u.s. debt crisis have apparently descended to insults. yesterday, the president said his daughters work harder on their home work than the congress does on the budget. today, one republican senator suggested mr. obama needs medication. all of this as the nation careens toward defaulting on its debts in about four weeks. chip reid has the latest. >> reporter: republican leader mitch mcconnell today politely invited president obama to visit the senate. >> come on up to the capitol and meet with senate republicans. >> reporter: kansas republican pat roberts was a little less polite. >> so maybe if he'd just take a valium and calm down and talk to us, it might be helpful. >> reporter: both senators said they want to explain to
new moon ritual. paganism has just been given the status of a religion in britain. and it's growing. some say there are 250,000 followers. so many that british police have issued guidelines for officers should they stumble upon something like this. >> some ceremonies include a blindfolded, naked participant whose hands may be bound. this is in accordance with ritual and has the full consent of the participant. >> reporter: does that happen? >> that relates to one particular ritual which you could find in some groups. it's an initiation rite is what it is. they're going through a death and a rebirth. >> reporter: simon was reborn 11 years ago. his wife used to be involved too. but they've got a kid now and sometimes it's hard to find a sitter. this is a large, large part of your life. >> yes. >> i ask that i may receive the blessing of the element of water. >> reporter: okay, so what is paganism? well, it's pre-christian, and basically, it's the worship of the land, animals, spirits and ancient gods. >> there's more and more people getting more involved. >> why?? >> i think it's beca
: this scandal is nothing less than an earthquake, sending tremors to the highest levels of power in britain. the people of this country shocked to learn that for the last 30 years, murdoch and his executives have been dictating policy to the politicians and the police. the murdochs certainly had the ear of britain's prime minister. in 15 months, david cameron has had 26 meetings with murdoch executives. more than twice the number of meetings he's had with any other news organization. how powerful was rupert murdoch here in britain? >> immensely powerful. the view of every prime minister for r e last 30 years is that no one can get elected without the blessing of the patriarch. >> reporter: it is now not clear that either murdoch can survive this crisis. news corporation shares have tumbled. if the company faces criminal charges, it could be forced to unload some of its most lucrative holdings in the u.s. including fox tv.รง this really is a dynasty on the brink. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >> what a drama. and kind of an ironic twist. some of the paper's websites w
to this phone hacking scandal in britain. a lawmaker wants it investigated where james murdoch lied to parliament. jeff glor is in london with more on this. good morning. >> reporter: betty, good morning. once again from london, and the murdoch family line has long been that they believed the hacking was largely the work of a single rogue reporter. at issue here is an e-mail that james murdoch may or may not have seen, at least three years ago that seems to indicate it was a bigger and more widespread problem. here's what james said to parliament on tuesday. >> were you aware of the transcripts of the voicemail message? >> no. i was not aware of that at the time. >> reporter: that is not so according to two former news corps employees. in a written statement they say just by way of clarification we would like to point out that james murdoch's recollection of what he was told was miz taken. james murdoch issued a statement saying he stands by his testimony on friday. betty? >> interesting. jeff glor, thank you. >>> contract talks to end the 132-day nfl lockout have yielded half a dea
to have you with us. >> i'm chris wragge. there's been another development in britain's phone hacking scandal. a new arrest a man said to be former editor of "news of the world" as pressure groiz on rupert murdoch to testify in london and possibly washington. new development every day. television deal with bsky b looks like it's -- >> out. >> -- a thing of the past. >>> with time going out, the president abruptly walked out of wednesday's meeting according to republicans. nancy cordes joins us live from capitol hill with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, chris. it appears that patience is wearing thin in the room where the president is meeting at the white house with eight top congressional leaders. both sides accuse the other of moving the goal posts, of failing to lead and now it appears the president has had enough. they may have been all smiles at the start of the meeting but tensions flaired after house majority leader eric cantor republican from virginia repeatedly proposed a series of short term extensions of the debt limit if a
. yesterday britain's prime minister said it wasn't just foot dragging by the police. >> the truth is, to coin a phrase, we've all been in this together, the press, the politicians and leaders of all the passes, yes, including me. >> reporter: while "the news of the world" will print its last edition tomorrow, the fallout from this affair has just begun. on the business side, a multibillion-dollar takeover bid by the murdoch family of a huge satellite television operation here in britain has already been delayed and it could be in serious trouble. russ? >> elizabeth palmer in london, thank you. >>> and joining us from london is steve eulitz and mark lewis, lawyer for the family of 13-year-old milly dowler whose phone was hacked after her murder, the incident that ignited the scandal. nothing is going to bring back their little girl but is the dowler family getting any satisfaction by the fact that "news of the world" is closing? >> there's no really satisfaction. it was cruelty upon cruelty that the announcement of "news of the world" was ceasing without them being warned about this, they tend
another royal wedding in britain. the queen's eldest granddaughter is getting married this weekend in what's sure to be a more down to earth affair than the last one we saw. we'll have the latest on the ceremony from scot land. >>> and we have one of the most popular bands of all time standing by for a huge summer concert. journey will be live on our plaza a little later on. >> a lot to get to, but let's begin with the debt ceiling crisis and its impact on wall street. cn cnbc's melissa francis is watching the markets. good morning. apparently the markets do not like cliffhangers. >> no, absolutely not. traders are saying this morning it's time to consider the unthinkable, and that's that a deal in washington may not coming to. we saw the dow drop right out of the gate this morning. all through this crisis i've been talking to investors and ceos across the country and they've said they're not worried about it, a deal will come together at the last minute. when i skds, what's your contingency plan, most have said, i don't have one. now we're down to crunch time and the market is getting ner
wedding in britain? the queen's eldest granddaughter is getting married this weekend in what will probably be a more down to earth affair. the latest on that ceremony from scotland coming up. >>> are you ready to return to the '80s? >> i still live in the '80s. >> we're really going to take you back because we have one of the most popular bands of all time standing by for a big summer concert. >> journey out on the plaza. they're going to be performing on what is a stage that is still drying out from overnight rain. we're happy about that. see them in our 8:30 half hour. >>> let's begin with the debt ceiling crisis in washington. kelly o'donnell has been covering this story. she's got the latest this morning. kelly, good morning. >> good morning, ann. from delayed to potentially derailed, is that where we are this morning? hours and hours went by overnight when house speaker john boehner and his leadership team were trying to get a handful of their own members to go along, to come together on a solution to raise the debt ceiling and to cut spending. but they are nowhere. so now we know tha
. in this country and in great britain as well, we have what's called the litigation privilege. a fancy phrase meaning whatever you say in a courtroom or whatever you say in furtherance of what goes on in the courtroom, could be in a judge's chambers. could be in a conference room is absolutely privileged meaning it cannot form the basis for litigation. if that were not so, then these trials would never end and people would always sue others for what they said during the course of the trial. also if that were not so, it might inhibit people from answering truthfully a question put to them in the courtroom. now, this is a little bit unusual because it came from the mouth of the lawyer. whatever lawyers say in the courtroom cannot form the basis of a lawsuit. where did he get this from? did he make this up or did she tell him to say this? if he made it up, he committed an ethics violation but that's between him and the ethics prosecutors in florida. if she gave him information on which to base this outrageous claim, then he's not only permitted to do it but he exercised his judgment and decided
murdoch's memorable day of testimony, britain's prime minister was verbally hammered in parliament as lawmakers demand answers about his connections to that ongoing phone-hacking scandal. the ripple -- it's every part of life. law enforcement, politics, media, everyone's ensnared in this thing. >> it does seem like there's a lot of favors, a lot of the behind the scenes money passing hands which is why this scandal continues to spread, of course. >> very cozy relationships. >> indeed, that's true. >>> also coming up later this half hour in our "morning papers," a special and personal announcement for our viewers so be sure to stay tuned for that, we'll let you know what's going on behind the scenes. >> we've had several personal announcements on the show. so one more today. we'll get to that the end of the half hour. >>> but we begin with the dangerous heat that has trapped millions of americans in a week-long steam bath. >> we're talking about the sweltering heat wave that is now covering a huge area from texas to georgia. and also from minnesota to maine. abc's t.j. winick has th
that murdoch chose to save her rather than one of britain's oldest newspapers. at age 80, murdoch's once bulletproof reputation has been shaken. >> the reports that this is the end of murdoch or this is the death of murdoch in a business sense are probably overstated. but it does give one pause to see a scandal of this proportion really spiral out of control. >> reporter: hacking the phones of celebrities and politicians was one thing. but harvesting the grieving voicemails of ordinary people dealing with tragedy triggered an explosion of revulsion that could not be contained. with advertisers abandoning the paper, its closing will put some 200 employees out of work and there are publish reports today that there are more arrests coming, perhaps within days, several investigations now under way. >> nbc's mike taibbi, thanks so much, mike. 7:13. once again here's david. >>> ann, thanks. it is likely to be the number one issue in the 2012 presidential election as we've been talking about it, it is the economy and the struggling job market. both president obama and the republican contenders
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